Freya Dawson joins the Dawsongroup board

Freya Dawson has been appointed to Dawsongroup’s main board, following eight years working in the family business.

“When your surname is Dawson, people expect you to have an easier time in the business,” said Dawson, the daughter of company founder Peter Dawson. “But the reverse is true. I have been supported by people at every level in the group, but nobody made life easy for me – and that’s how it should be. I learned a lot more, a lot faster, than if I had been sheltered from day one.”

Dawsongroup CEO Steve Miller said: “It’s great to have another family member at board level. She takes a seat in her own right and we look forward to her continuing input, on property matters and on a variety of business aspects.”



Monmouthshire County Council collects seven 4x2 Dennis Eagle Elites

Monmouthsire County Council has purchased seven 4x2 Dennis Eagle Elite refuse collection trucks with Twin Pack bodies and lifts. The trucks have been designed to minimise movement of bins from the back of the vehicle and enable safe collection of bags and bins in the same round.

Nick Bennett, deputy operations manager for Monmouthshire’s Waste and Street Services, said: “We’re changing our recycling regime to bring it in line with the Welsh Government’s blueprint and we want to separate glass from other waste streams to increase the quality of our recycled material, so the Twin Packs were needed.

"It is difficult to collect in narrow streets where increasing numbers of cars are parked, so we decided on the narrow vehicles to make manoeuvring easier and collections more efficient. The Elite chassis was the obvious choice for a low-entry, narrow-bodied vehicle and we also liked the safety aspect of the cab, which provides great visibility,” he added.